America’s largest thin film solar project is up-and-running in California

Date: 16 February 2010

The largest thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the United States, recently began commercial operations in California.

According to a company press release, the 21-megawatt (MW) solar power plant, acquired by NRG Energy, Inc., was developed and constructed by First Solar, Inc..The Blythe plant, located about 200 miles east of Los Angeles, uses thin film solar cells constructed out of cadmium telluride (CdTe) on glass.At peak capacity, the plant will generate enough juice to power an estimated 17,000 homes. Furthermore, the solar power plant will generate over 45,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually. All energy produced by the facility will be sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

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